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Raise Your Hands

Raise Your Hands

Bellisana 19/03/2019 0
Have you ever noticed how many people raise their hands when music comes on? People do it in churches all the time, and religions always take it as a form of worship. Some say it’s a sign people are admitting they’re weak before God and cite scriptural references to raising hands in worship. The Knowing Jesus website lists 21 references to raising of hands in worship. However, none of these theories take into consideration that this happens with all music, not just the music of religion. People at concerts raise their hands; people dancing raise their hands. Even babies raise their hands when music comes on. I confess to being one of these pe...
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It's TIme to Plan Your Magic Garden

It's TIme to Plan Your Magic Garden

Aeslin 25/02/2019 1
As I look out Upon the blanket of snow that covers the central Rocky Mountains (and my driveway), it appears that winter will never go away. By the end of February, it's cabin fever season around here. The white Christmas we sing for in December, suddenly transforms into a dreaded additional round of shoveling, muddy entry ways, and a longing for warmer temperatures. The good news is that Spring is only a month away, and it will soon be time to plant seeds indoors to prepare for the garden.....and yes, more shoveling as the rich compost from a long winter gets turned into my Spring Garden dirt.  This year, I am planning to plant Bayleaf for p...
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Bellisana 08/02/2019 0
     Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day? I have a theory about why the year gets away from us so quickly. Commercialized holidays. Before one holiday is over, ads for the next one come out. This makes it seem like it’s going faster. In early February, though, we get a whole bunch of things to celebrate at once. Imbolc, Groundhog Day, Lupercalia, the Roman Fertility celebration, and Valentine’s Day all fall within two weeks. When you get down to the history of the holidays, it can get confusing. The legends behind both Imbolc and Lupercalia vary. Both are holidays to welcome spring and enhance love and fertility. However, while Imbolc...
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Super Blood Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Super Blood Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

Bellisana 20/01/2019 0
Tonight we have quite a special event in the sky, and I hope everyone gets a chance to see The Super Blood Wolf Moon. The Blood moon part, although long prophesied biblical precursor for the end of times, naturally has a much less sinister genesis, the blood moon is called that because of the red ring that results when the earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, and the earth casts a shadow on the moon. The Wolf moon was originally called that after tales of wolves howling outside villages in the winter when food is scarce and they’re hungry and hunting, and the Super part is because the moon is closer to the earth than normal, so it ...
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A Spell to Welcome Blessings

A Spell to Welcome Blessings

Bellisana 05/01/2019 0
As we begin the journey toward spring and the rebirth of the earth, many people start building toward new goals or continue working toward those in progress. No matter the stage you’re in, blessings are always welcome.We also want to let the spirit self and our connection to the universe know that we’re ready for these blessings and by welcoming them into our lives.One way we can do this with a welcoming ritual. I find it helps me open myself to the blessings to come.I use a few pine branch pieces to make a base for my offering bowl. Natural is preferable, but this time of year, that’s not always possible, so do what you can. As always, decor...
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